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RUNE CHRISTENSEN: CROSSROADS

by Ariadna Zierold

rune christensen, crossroads, painting, exhibition, copenhagen, denmark, upper playground

Born in the East Jutland, self-taught graffiti artist Rune Christensen has traveled the world, and became fascinated with the patterns and colours of traditional handcraft, costumes and the temple decorations of Asia, South America, North Africa and Native America.

rune christensen, crossroads, painting, exhibition, copenhagen, denmark, upper playground

Shooting all those artistic memories with his camera, he uses them as references for his work, both with acrylic paint and Posca pens. The result is a collection of faceless portraits. The female characters, with their horned balaclavas, remind us of the Russian political rock band Pussy Riot, but they are too busy contemplating their twins or doing mysterious pagan dances to make punk protests.

rune christensen, crossroads, painting, exhibition, copenhagen, denmark, upper playground

His solo show “Crossroads” opens today at Galerie Wolfsen in Copenhagen, Denmark. He is also having an upcoming show at Fifty24 Gallery.

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